Originally Posted by DocRed
...and LeCure faces the 1st-4th batters in the 8th. Great timing of this article.
And allows an extremely tough lefty to extend the inning before giving up a 2 run bomb to their best hitter.
If that's not the being on the line, I don't know what is.
Lecure got squeezed a bit and has been quite good this season, but don't you want to have your best reliever ready to go in a 1 run game facing the top of the lineup?